World War Z - Rudeness in Public

World War Z - Rudeness in Public

This is a discussion on World War Z - Rudeness in Public within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Saw it last Saturday night. It was a decent Zombie movie. When they say "loosely based on the book by Max Brooks" they are using ...

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    World War Z - Rudeness in Public

    Saw it last Saturday night. It was a decent Zombie movie. When they say "loosely based on the book by Max Brooks" they are using the word "loosely” rather loosely. It was worth the ticket price.

    We got to the theater, sat just north of center and once the lights dimmed two couples (mid 30s I would guess) come walking up the aisle and ask us to move down. My wife moves 2 spaces to the left to let them all sit together. Now I am no longer in my favorite seat, but I cope because I have been in their situation and was grateful then. I figure karma comes around. Skinny guy goes in first, then skinny girl, then hefty girl, then hefty guy who proceeds to bump elbows with me. Again, I cope.

    Everyone gets situated while the previews are running and that is when I get a whiff of the 14 gallons of perfume that hefty girl is wearing, or rather bathed in. Being a migraine sufferer, I am nervous this scent will trigger a headache. Thank God it did not. Hefty girl and skinny girl start talking. More specifically, skinny girl starts whispering and hefty girl starts talking at a volume level akin to someone calling from the living room to the kitchen for someone to bring them another soda. I now am wondering why they didn't wait for the DVD so they could watch it at home. I hope they are going to get the hint when the previews are done. No luck.

    The movie starts and gets off to a pretty fast start. Hefty girl is now talking to the movie. "Aw, girlfrien, don't go in there, you gunna get yo ass bit!" I vocalize a "shhhhhh." I guess she was talking too loud to hear. "Shoot him, SHOOT HIM! SHOOT HIM IN THE HEAD!" "Oh, HELL no!" I debated on multiple ways to handle it and ultimately decited to lean across hefty guy and quietly say “Excuse me, would you mind keeping your voice down?” Hefty guy gave her a look as if to say “Told ya so.” Hefty girl then says “Oh, I’m sorry” and shuts the hell up for the remainder of the movie.

    To quote Jean-Paul Sartre: “Hell is other people.”
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    Mrs. Niks can ignore those noises at the movies, but I can't. I haven't heard loud talking in quite a while, but even a constant whisper is enough to take my focus off the show and get aggravated over even being there.

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    I have been to two movies in 8 years. They have been matinees and there were always plenty of seats so we did not have those problems. I guess if a person was being that obnoxious I would have no problems asking them to quiet down (politley). If they did not, no second chance. I would go to the management and have them talk to the offending people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 357and40 View Post
    The movie starts and gets off to a pretty fast start. Hefty girl is now talking to the movie. "Aw, girlfrien, don't go in there, you gunna get yo ass bit!" I vocalize a "shhhhhh." I guess she was talking too loud to hear. "Shoot him, SHOOT HIM! SHOOT HIM IN THE HEAD!" "Oh, HELL no!" I debated on multiple ways to handle it and ultimately decited to lean across hefty guy and quietly say “Excuse me, would you mind keeping your voice down?” Hefty guy gave her a look as if to say “Told ya so.” Hefty girl then says “Oh, I’m sorry” and shuts the hell up for the remainder of the movie.
    Well, at least she stopped when you asked her to. I've seen people tell others to be quiet in a theater and it ended up in a fistfight.

    disclaimer: I did not throw the first punch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanlouise View Post
    Well, at least she stopped when you asked her to. I've seen people tell others to be quiet in a theater and it ended up in a fistfight.

    disclaimer: I did not throw the first punch.
    Sounds like a good story!

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    I don't go to a lot of movies, maybe one or two per year. Coincidentally I saw WWZ this past weekend, it was alright. I haven't had to do it yet, but I would be inclined to make a polite request to someone if they were disturbing me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ppkheat View Post
    I haven't had to do it yet, but I would be inclined to make a polite request to someone if they were disturbing me.
    Too late ppk...you're all ready "disturbed".
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    Did she quiet down just to take her cell phone out and text the rest of the movie? Sometimes I throw popcorn or papers at people a couple of rows in front of me.

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    I don't go to the movie theater much anymore.

    I don't know how you can hear anyone talking or whispering, because the sound (particularly in action films) is usually at about 5000 decibels!!!!

    The last one I went to was Lord of the Rings (how long ago was that?) and I had a headache after about 30 minutes. Of course, I had to sit there with my wife while my hearing was demolished for anothe 2 or 3 hours or however long that damn thing lasted.

    I am convinced I have suffered permanent hearing loss and some rather obvious brain damage as a result.
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    I long ago stopped escorting my wife thru her Dillards and Macys shopping trips due to gagging fits while passing through the perfume sections.
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    I have trouble with public theaters.

    For me, as bad as talkers, are the masses who chew popcorn with their mouth open (and there are a LOT of them out there). Apparently proper eating etiquette has fallen by the wayside along with every other social discipline.

    Yeah, I know I'm wound a little tight, but it rides my last nerve.
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    I don't go to movies much but we do go to The American Music Theater quite a bit. For those that don't know it is live entertainment, of touring musicians, and groups. This particular one we attended was a Doo Wop (all the people over 50 here will know what that is) with a lot of well known groups from the 50's & 60's.
    We settled into our seats waiting for the show to start and this woman sat next to me, looked over at me and asked if I was a singer. At first I didn't know what she was talking about then it dawned on me that some people sing along with the performers, so I answered no. She replied back that she was and if it bothered me to let her know. I assured her that if she got too loud I would let her know and also request the $50 I paid for my ticket because I didn't come here to listen to her.
    She never sang a note.
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    I think you handled it well - polite but firm.
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    Always thought it was a great place for a stun gun :)

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    The OP could have eaten the offensive ladies brains..................
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